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Clean a catalytic converter

Can you clean a catalytic converter? Clean a catalytic converter — will that fix a P0420 or P0430 code? Probably not. There are lots of articles and youtube videos showing you how to clean a catalytic converter. Some tell you to bath it in water and laundry detergent and degreaser, while others tell you to dump a catalytic converter cleaner in your gas tank. Whether those methods work will depend on the condition of your catalytic converter. What causes catalytic converter failure? Catalytic converter poisoning The exhaust must be able … Read More


Cataclean — does it work? Four things can cause a catalytic converter to set a P0420 or P0430 trouble code. Cataclean can only address one of those issues and even then, the fix is only temporary unless you’re prepared to fix the underlying problem that caused the catalytic converter to fail in the first place. What causes a catalytic converter to set a P0420 pr P0430? 1) An 0il or carbon coating on the ceramic substrate will cause catalytic converter failure Oil, soot and carbon buildup on the ceramic honeycomb … Read More

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